The success of your organisation depends on good decision making, a key requirement of good leadership, write Lisa Kepinski and Tinna Nielsen for the World Economic Forum.
The human brain has evolved to make most decisions automatically, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman. Behavioural and neuroscience shows that our brains struggle with information overload, especially when multitasking, leaving them susceptible to subjectivity, bias and errors. When we work in teams, social pressures and a desire to conform can lead us to restrict self-expression.
Fortunately, you can overcome your brain’s inherent weaknesses. Here are some techniques to help you and your team make better decisions: